Gold Supporting Member
I watched this yesterday. The solo is cool in that it's a novelty to our ear, but he's off in his approach of the pentatonic minor. It just doesn't work. There's a reason it was left off the album. The tone is nice and all, but it's an odd addition - and completely unnecessary.
i think it's classic George Harrison. so many of his solos are what you refer to as "off" in regards to the pentatonic. it's one of the things that made his playing distinctive, was his off-kilter approach to what otherwise might be workaday bluesy riffs.